culture

At Cytokinetics, we provide more than a job, we provide an opportunity to contribute to something bigger than any one of us. Every employee contributes something unique to our shared goal of improving the lives of people with diseases characterized by muscle dysfunction, weakness or loss, and it is only with our employees’ tenacity and compassion for patients that we can make progress towards our goals.

We recognize that every person has something different to offer, but it is because of our unique skillsets that we are stronger as a team. We believe that a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and respectful culture goes beyond what is “right” to do; it is foundational to building a successful, creative, and science driven company, and essential to develop a community of colleagues who are impassioned by our purpose to improve the lives of patients.

Employee Voices

Julie Ryans

“Working at Cytokinetics makes me feel part of a team. Our leadership embraces employee opinions, offers great career opportunities and allows for healthy work/life balance which allows me flexibility to care for my family’s needs.”

Julie Ryans,
Manager, In Vivo Research Operations
Darren Hwee

“Being able to do innovative research at a company like Cytokinetics is both motivating and fulfilling. I love working alongside talented and passionate teammates toward the collective goal of developing much needed therapies for patients.”

Darren Hwee,
Associate Director, Pharmacology
Jackie Lee

“I love what I do and the people I work with every day. During my 15 years at Cytokinetics, it’s felt like a family. The company has worked hard to build strong relationships with investigational sites, vendors, and partners, which is very important to my role in Clinical Operations and supports our success.”

Jackie Lee,
Director, Clinical Operations
Richey Neuman

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for a company that empowers and values its employees, alongside colleagues who respect and trust one another. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling and enjoyable place to work.”

Richey Neuman,
Senior Director, Medical Affairs
Holly Laughlin

“I’m so grateful to work alongside a team of intelligent, hardworking individuals, and with company leaders who push us to grow and do our best work. I also appreciate working with a leadership team with such high integrity.”

Holly Laughlin,
Sr. Director, Finance & Corporate Controller